Coyote Fire

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Coyote Fire

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INCIDENT UPDATED 6/2/2016

Approximate Location

31.979 latitude, -104.903 longitude

Incident Overview

The lightning ignited Coyote Fire was discovered near Coyote Peak in the northwest corner of Guadalupe Mountains National Park at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 7.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginSaturday May 07th, 2016 approx. 01:30 PM
LocationSix miles north of Guadalupe Peak
Incident CommanderJay Yancick

Current Situation

Total Personnel30
Size14,442 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained70%
Fuels Involved

Timber, short grass, brush

Significant Events

Rains, low winds and high humidity assisted with reduced fire activity at Guadalupe Mountains National Park yesterday. The Coyote Fire is at 70% containment and the Park will OPEN Guadalupe Peak Trail, El Capitan Trail, Frijole Ranch, Frijole Trail, Foothill Trail, Smith Spring Trail, and the Pine Springs Campgrounds today for public use.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Fire crews continue to monitor fire activity and work to reopen the backcountry. A Burn Area Emergency Response (BAER) team continues to evaluate and mitigate hazardous trees, vegetation, and rock falls in campsites and along trail corridors in preparation for reopening trails, campgrounds, and areas of the backcountry impacted by the Coyote Fire.

Projected Incident Activity

Although the potential for fire spread remains minimal, small pockets of fuels and unburned green islands in the fire interior are expected to continue to burn and occasional smoke may to be visible.

Remarks

“The fire crews working the Coyote Fire have done an outstanding job containing this fire, maintaining a high level of safety and protecting our park resources,” said Superintendent Eric Brunnemann. “We are pleased to be able to open the front country trails for public use today and look forward to visitors returning this weekend to hike and enjoy the Guadalupe Mountains again.”

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

RAIN CHANCES WILL BEGIN TO DECREASE FROM WEST TO EAST TODAY, BUT

FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS WILL BE ON THE LOW END THROUGH THE WEEKEND AS

NEAR TO BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES KEEP RH/S GENERALLY ABOVE 15

PERCENT EACH AFTERNOON. 20 FOOT WIND SPEEDS WILL ALSO REMAIN BELOW

20 MPH SUSTAINED. TEMPERATURES WILL BEGIN TO WARM ABOVE NORMAL

MONDAY.

Unit Information

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Guadalupe Mountains National Park
National Park Service
Texas
Salt Flat, TX 79847
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